The long road to perdition starts with a Gloria-forever legislation.
GMA’s men may be giving each other pats on the back for a job well done- a buzzer-beating passage of House Speaker Prospero Nograles’ House Resolution No. 1109, calling for Congress to be convened as a Constituent Assembly in order to amend the 1986 Constitution, a feat that was attempted but proved unsuccessful as far back as the Ramos regime.
In interviews with media, majority Congressmen unabashedly said that the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ on a ban on term extensions for all elected officials included in HR 1109, is no guarantee that term limits will not be tampered with, once the Charter is opened up to amendments.
We know too well that more than the greed of the powerful elite, the move to change the charter is to do away with the nationalist provisions that are perceived as ‘barriers to trade and investment’ (read: total sell-out of the Filipino people and its economy).
The elite and landlord-dominated Congress has made a fool of the Filipino people, having ‘swined’ (‘binaboy’) national sovereignty and patrimony anew with this questionable piece of legislation.
We are not surprised Nograles and co. are challenging those who criticize the legality of a Senate-less vote with a day in court when the courts impartiality is encumbered by too many justices loyal to the administration.
No self-respecting Filipino citizen with love for country and consideration for the welfare of future generations should let this power-hungry Constituent Assembly of trapos have their way without a fight.
We enjoin the Filipino people to resist and raise their voices against this unacceptable state of affairs. If we do not, all we have to look forward to is a future full of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s rotten, corrupt and repressive regime. #####
Reference: Chester Amparo, secretary-general, KPD – 0922 8765851